EEG - A valuable tool in early diagnosis of Angelman syndrome

Chey Chen Sue, Pao Lin Kuo, Li Ping Tsai

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Abstract

Angelman Syndrome (happy puppet syndrome) is one of the genetic diseases causing developmental delay in children. Late diagnosis used to be the rule because of delayed appearance of disease markers such as craniofacial dysmorphism, ataxia, unprovoked laughter and seizure. However, reports have described characteristic EEG changes such as 2-3 Hz large amplitude slow wave paroxysms which appear early and are quite specific to the syndrome. With EEG aid, we made very early diagnosis in a 9 month-old young infant. And we would like to advocate the use of EEG study in cryptogenic psychomotor retardation in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-436
Number of pages3
JournalActa Paediatrica Taiwanica
Volume40
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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